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Borough Hall Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone:  (732) 842-3300

80 East River Road
Rumson, New Jersey 07760



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RUMSON PARKS AND RECREATION

Director of Parks and Recreation
  Sarah Orsay
  (732) 842-3300
  Information on the Recreation Programs

Recreation Program Registration Policy

All Rumson Recreation sports programs conduct registrations prior to each season. Beginning April 15, 2013, all registrations, regardless of payment type, will be on-line. Payments may be made on-line via credit card, or via cash / check payable to "Rumson Recreation" at Borough Hall. Registrations are not complete until payment is made.

Announcments of new registrations will be advertised on the Rumson Recreation website, on the Rumson Recreation Facebook page, via our @RumsonRec Twitter account, on the Community Bulletin Boards, and through the Rumson Public Schools, RCDS, and Holy Cross.

Each year, there are three registration periods. The first registration period is for spring sports (baseball/softball, girls lacrosse, crew) and takes place from January 1 through January 31. The second registration period is for Summer Camps and Fall Sports (soccer, flag football) and takes place from April 15 - May 31. The third registration period is for Winter Sports (basketball, crew winter conditioning) and occurs between October 1 - October 31.

Registration is not complete until payment is made. All registrations completed after the specified end-date will be assessed a $25 Late Fee. In addition, late registrants are not guaranteed a spot on a team.

Please register your child on time. Incurring a late fee and having a child placed on a waitlist is totally avoidable. The goal of Rumson Recreation is to provide every child a safe, secure and fun-filled recreational experience.


The Borough of Rumson is blessed with six magnificent parks, a public boat ramp and the historic Bingham Hall Community Center.
 
Victory Park is located at the bottom of Lafayette Street off River Road in the heart of town. This waterfront park boasts a new playground, lovingly donated by a borough family. The bandstand was also restored to its former glory by yet another Rumson family. Victory Park also has two tennis courts with lighting, a basketball court with lighting, a bocce court and a lovely gazebo with benches overlooking the Navesink River.


Piping Rock Memorial Park is on East River Road, close to the intersection with Ridge Road. Piping Rock has a baseball field and is the practice football field for Pop Warner Football.  A lacrosse field hosts the K-2 Clinic and 3rd and 4th Grade Girls Lacrosse.  Piping Rock also has a playground and two tennis courts (one equipped with a hitting wall) as well as a new Memorial Park. This park is the beneficiary of the generosity of two Rumson based memorial foundations.


Rogers Park is at the intersections of Church Street, Lafayette Street and Allen Street. A true neighborhood park, Rogers Park has a basketball court and two tennis courts and a playground. It also has a small field used for informal local baseball and football games.


West Park is another small neighborhood park. The park runs along both sides of Rumson Road at the entrance to the Sea Bright Bridge. The north side is an open field perfect for Frisbee and the southern side has a small fenced in playground. Its location adjacent to the Sea Bright Bridge make it a summertime favorite.


Riverside Park is one of the Borough€s busiest parks. Newly renovated in 2005, Riverside Park has two new Baseball fields that can be converted to soccer fields in the fall. There is a new small playground to keep the little ones busy while their siblings play ball. A walkway along the River has also been installed. Riverside Park is located along the river at the end of Riverside Drive and Wardell Avenue off of Rumson Road near the Little Silver border.


Meadow Ridge is the largest of the Borough parks. Located on Ridge Road it spans 23 acres and has three fields, a small playground and a walking/jogging path. The three fields are used for soccer, baseball and lacrosse. Most of the school teams use these fields as their home field. The path meanders along the edges of the fields and through the woods. Many area residents use the path for their daily exercise.

The outdoor exercise equipment at Meadow Ridge Park is designed to help individuals of all ages and levels of fitness enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The equipment is designed to improve cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles and enhance flexibility and balance.

A variety of equipment is available for individuals who wish to improve their conditioning. The area has elliptical cross trainers, leg press, chest press, lat pull, pull up station and uneven bars. The equipment features using your own body weight for resistance during the exercise routines.

A sign board provides an entry level suggestion for a workout with guidelines. Additional workouts may be downloaded in PDF format.



Bingham Hall -  The newly restored Bingham Hall serves as a community recreational center that brings together many people who utilize the facility for various meetings and functions.  The Garden Club, Women€s Club, Boy Scouts, Senior Citizens Group, as well as other organizations, conduct monthly meetings, recreation organization meetings, fundraisers and other related functions at Bingham Hall.  The gardens provide a passive recreational area for individuals who wish to stroll through the grounds or stop and read or socialize while appreciating the beauty of the plantings.


Boat Ramp -

The Rumson Boat Ramp is located at the north end of the Avenue of Two Rivers.
Both ANNUAL passes and ONE-Time* permits are available for purchase at Borough Hall. Please call 732-842-3300 to obtain current fees.

* Please note that a One-Time permit is NOT a daily permit, but rather for use by anyone who docks their boat at their home or a local marina and needs to put their boat in and take it out once per year. This permit allows one launch and one pull-out only, not in the same day.



The Borough of Rumson prides itself for its wonderful parks and has pledged to maintain them and continue to improve them throughout the years.

FIELD PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

You must obtain a Field Permit to use the fields at Meadow Ridge Park, Piping Rock Park and Riverside Park. The permit applications are available at Borough Hall or click on Field Permit to print out a form. Requests must be returned to Rumson Borough Hall with a Certificate of Liability Insurance Form and are reviewed by the Parks Department and the Recreation Department for approval.

TENNIS COURT RESERVATIONS

You must make reservations to use the tennis courts at Victory Park, Rogers Park, and Piping Rock Park. Reservations must be made in person at Borough Hall. There is a sign up sheet in the vestibule of the Borough Clerks office.

The Tennis courts at Victory Park are equipped with lights for night time tennis.

 

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